Environment,  Media

Creeping enlightenment at Fox News?

A couple of winters ago, Fox News devoted a long segment to ridiculing the whole idea of global warming because, um, it snowed a lot in Washington, DC.

So I suppose we should consider it a sign of creeping enlightenment at the “fair and balanced” news channel that anchor Clayton Morris, discussing the views of Republican presidential candidates Jon Huntsman (who accepts the scientific consensus on global warming) and Rick Perry (who doesn’t), said:

If you dive into the weeds a little bit on this global warming thing, you see that it seems that facts are certainly on Huntsman’s side on all of this and fact checkers have come out, we’re actually having our own brain room look look at this right now that any of Perry’s comments don’t seem to hold a lot of water. It doesn’t matter. What’s resonating right now in South Carolina is helping Governor Perry tremendously and he fired back at Huntsman on global warming and gaining traction, facts or not.

So the Fox News brain room (who knew?) has determined that Huntsman is right about human-caused global warming. But still, it doesn’t matter.

Anyway now that the best minds at Fox News have determined that climate change is for real, can we hope that the channel will devote full resources to making it matter?